|Deadline to Accept Invitation
||January 3, 2020
|Deadline to Make Corrections To Title/Authors**
||February 3, 2020
|Speaker Ready Room Opens
||January 15, 2020
|Deadline to Upload Manuscript
||March 9, 2020
|Online Speaker Ready Room Closes
||March 26, 2020
**Authors may only be added to an abstract if they have an existing author account in the abstract submission system and a completed COI Disclosure Form. Changes may NOT be made to the body of the abstract, images or tables. Sorry, no exceptions.
Non-Exclusive License, Attestation, and Manuscripts.
Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and Attestation Form must be completed in the Speaker Management System. Speakers will be prompted to complete these forms upon logging in to accept their presentation(s).
Manuscripts are required no later than March 9, 2020. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the Speaker Management System.
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For assistance with username and passwords please contact the SRS Meetings Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-414-289-9107.
AV and Presentation Upload
Each session room will be equipped with an LCD projector, laptop, screen, podium with microphone and theater-style seating.
Presentations should be submitted to the Speaker Ready Room starting on January 15, 2020, the online Speaker Ready Room will close March 26, 2020, 6:00pm EDT.
Presenters who uploaded presentations to last year’s IMAST or Annual Meeting Speaker Ready Room may use the same email account and passwords as last year. If you have forgotten your password, simply click the Forgot Password button and it will be sent to the email account you used. Presenters who did NOT upload in 2018 or 2019 should create a new account the first time logging into the site. SRS members-only site passwords, abstract submission site passwords, and M&M site passwords will NOT work. If you need further technical assistance, please click the "SUPPORT" button at the top right of the Speaker Ready Room homepage.
Presentations should be in 16:9 format (widescreen). Click here for instructions on converting from 4:3 to 16:9.
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CME Accreditation Policies
Abstract presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. References to particular commercial products must use their generic name or be balanced by referring to other similar products.
Presenters must prepare a disclosure slide listing all authors on the paper and their relevant financial relationships. This should be placed as the second slide in the presentation.
Product Name Use Policy
SRS strongly prefers that pharmaceuticals and proprietary software/databases as well as surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Surgimap, MIMICS, EOS Imaging, ROTEM, Isola, TSRH, CD, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, Shilla, VEPTR etc.,” are not used in presentations. These terms should be replaced by a generic term or description of the drug, software/database and/or instrumentation or technique unless the use of the term directly impacts learners’ understanding of the presentation or data. Instrumentation may also be referred to when the device name is a landmark system that is no longer sold (i.e. Harrington, Cotrel-Dubousset, Luque).
Company names and logos must never be used in a presentation (including in images.)
It is recognized that studies evaluating a device or devices or comparing different devices or techniques may require the use of product or technique names. If a device trade name or industry developed technique using a trademarked name are used in an abstract or presentation, it will be specifically reviewed by the CME Committee for evaluation of any potential conflict of interest.When there is a known potential conflict of interest, an expanded verbal disclosure will be necessary at the time of presentation. Furthermore, if a product name is mentioned, the audience should be informed of why it is necessary to give the name.
Please notify us at email@example.com if you plan to use a product name in your presentation.
Invitation and Confirmation
All podium presenters must confirm their participation by accepting their invitation(s) in the Speaker Management site by January 3, 2020.